Panshanger aerodrome buildings set to be demolished

The aerodrome is cleared last year

The aerodrome is cleared last year - Credit: Archant

Permission to knock-down buildings at a landmark Welwyn Garden City site has been put before the council.

Panshanger aerodrome closed last year and now Mariposa and Shield Demolition have approached Welwyn Hatfield Council regarding the demolition of six hangars, one storage building and three subterranean fuel tanks.

The buildings are said to be “uneconomic to repair”.

Four of the hangars, along with the storage shed, are on the southern edge of the site with the other two towards the north.

However the supporting documents also hint at a possible restoration of an airfield on the site.

The covering letter states: “Mariposa are in discussion with Welwyn Hatfield Council regarding the future masterplanning of the site, including exploring the feasibility of re-providing the airfield on the site.

“Any re-provision would require new structures, rather than the repair of the existing. The obsolete nature of the structures merits their demolition as any future airfield use on a part of the site would use new modern facilities.”

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The application is now open to public consultation, a period which will run until July 28.

If permission is granted, demolition work will start on August 7 and should take around four or five weeks to complete.

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